Community Service Officer
A Community Service Officer (CSO) works approximately 20-30 hours per week in the Minneapolis Police Department up to three years while enrolled as a student in an approved, two-year law enforcement program and/or working toward completion of MN Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) licensing requirements. CSO's assist the police department and community by promoting intercommunication, understanding and cooperation between department personnel and the diverse communities of the City of Minneapolis. The CSO is a civilian position which has the possibility of promotion to a full time Police Officer position.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Including but not limited to)
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be accepted/enrolled into a regionally accredited college/university law enforcement program (not required to be registered for classes).
**NOTE: FOR THOSE SEEKING LAW ENFORCEMENT DEGREE, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT REQUIRE ENROLLMENT INTO THE FIRST AVAILABLE SESSION, AFTER HIRE, AND CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT (TO INCLUDE SUMMER SESSIONS) AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT IN AN APPROVED TWO-YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM AND COMPLETION OF THE LAW ENFORCMENT DEGREE WITHIN THREE (3) YEARS OF HIRE. ***Must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 *** After successful completion of the degree, applicants must also complete the P.O.S.T. Board requirements and department testing to be eligible to promote to the position of Police Officer (Recruit). Failure to do so will result in release from employment with the Minneapolis Police Department. Also, the MPD will assess CSO promotion suitability after completion of academic training, based on, but not limited to, field performance, assignment rotations, and supervisor recommendation.
Must continue employment with the Minneapolis Police Department for a period of two years following hire as Police Officer or pay back the cost of tuition paid by the department.
SELECTION PROCESS AND DATES:
Any one or any combination of an evaluation of related education/experience/screening question responses, fitness exam, oral exam, etc. may be utilized. It is to an applicant's advantage to be as thorough in the online application as possible.
Applications and resumes are screened for completeness and requirements. The City of Minneapolis reserves the right to select and limit the number of candidates at any point in the exam process, based on a review of application materials. Qualified candidates, as determined by Human Resources, will be invited to fitness exam.
Qualified candidates will be notified by email to self-schedule. Candidates must attend and complete all components of the fitness exam.
The fitness standards are:
Selected candidates will be contacted to schedule a background investigation, conducted by MPD, which may take up to three (3) months to complete.
Candidates unable to complete any portion of this process will not be eligible to move forward in the hiring process.
Approved Schools for CSO Loan Agreement:
Hennepin Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Normandale Community College
North Hennepin Community College
Rasmussen Community College
Last updated Mar 17, 2017